And his patrol car was being put up for auction. Lots of people like to drive used police cars, Jake and Elwood Blues among them, but this was a little different, since it was a chance for Tanner to reconnect with his dad. And the auction was to benefit Concerns Of Police Survivors, a group that assists the survivors of slain officers.
It was good all around, so Tanner started a Go Fund Me page to come up with the scratch to get the car. It really meant a lot for him to be able to have the winning bid and get that car, but it was not to be.
Tanner raised $50,000, but he was outbid by a local rancher named Steve Wells, who plunked down $60,000 for the keys to that Dodge Charger Pursuit squad car with over 100,000 miles on its odometer.
But it became clear that Wells had a noble reason for buying the car, as he handed the keys right over and said, "Tanner, here's your car."
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Twice so, because Tanner turned over the money he had raised to the COPS fund, as well!